Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Thoughts for Thursday

It has been awhile since I have written anything on my blog. As you know I had a hip replacement surgery on January 20. That is old news now. I'm doing very well with that.
However, now I have a large hearing loss. I went to a specialist today. I had a hearing test and I failed that miserably. My husband is going nuts because I need him to repeat everything that is said and the TV has to be turned up full blast! I do not have fluid on my ears and both ears are about the same, which is very unusual. I am suppose to wait 6 weeks; if nothing gets better in that time I have another appointment for another hearing test and then start thinking hearing aids. I do have a cold (or alergies) so maybe that is the problem.
Sometimes Dr. Vander Meer said that stress or trauma can cause hearing loss. Or probably a blood issue during surgery could cause it. We may never know but this is getting old very quickly.
I know I sound like I am not very thankful. But I am. I'm glad it is no tumor etc. going on. I am trying real hard not to become depressed. But I will admit I am struggling.


Mari said...

Oh Connie - I'm so sorry you are having another thing to deal with. Hearing loss must be very draining to deal with and having this when you are just getting over the hip replacement has to be hard. I'll keep you in my prayers.

Glenda said...

I'm so sorry, Connie, and pray that your hearing difficulty can be resolved soon. Several in our family are dealing with this very frustrating problem. It's good to hear from you, and I am glad that your hip is doing well.

Anonymous said...

Aww, Connie, I wish I could give you a hug! Don't get discouraged and here is how.....don't look at the situation around you (your loss of hearing) but focus on the Lord. "Lean not on your own understanding, but trust in God."

As I was walking today and it was so hard to walk. My arthritis was hurting so badly. I thought, you know, if I am not suffering, I am not growing and that is so true. When we suffer, we turn to God. When we are having a good day, we are so busy we hardly have time to pray. That is how we are.

So, like Paul, we praise God for our infirmities. While our outward man is perishing, our inward man is becoming more like Christ.

We will pray that the loss is temporary because of the stress you have been through.

Put your hands over your ears at night and ask God to heal them. We never know what He wants to do for us. He has a plan for you. We just do not know what it is, but He doesn't mind if you ask.

I love you, dear friend.